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The Real Deal Los Angeles

January 2018 Issue

Commercial real estate in the age of #MeToo

TRD’s research finds that women are largely underrepresented — especially in the c-suite

As West Coast senior vice president of development for Seritage Growth Properties, Kacy Keys has reached a level of leadership that women haven’t often achieved in Los Angeles’ commercial real estate scene. But the road to Keys’ powerful perch was not without substantial hurdles. “As a young woman in the business, there are often assumptions of who you are at the table,” Keys said. “I’ve been in rooms where people … [more]

Ranking units in L.A.’s new condo kingdoms

TRD’s look at the priciest condo sales of the last year finds buyers moving away from Millionaire Mile and into more walkable neighborhoods

The Santa Ana winds are shifting in the Los Angeles luxury condo market, and so are buyers’ priorities and … [more]

Joint ventures

As California’s recreational marijuana laws take effect, many are preparing for the sector to explode, but operators will grapple with the challenge of finding affordable real estate in which to operate

When Derek Peterson’s company Terra Tech closed on two new Southern California properties recently, it likely paid … [more]

Day in the life of: Jeff Hyland

The Hilton & Hyland co-founder on starting his day with Gyrotonics, why buyers are like butterflies and never ever being late for anything

The eponymous co-founder and president of Beverly Hills-based luxe residential brokerage Hilton & Hyland is currently celebrating his 40th year on … [more]

The architects changing LA’s landscape in 2018

TRD dug into city permit data to rank the firms that filed the priciest projects of 2017

Eye-catching projects that are irresistibly Instagrammable are the name of the game for Los Angeles’ top architects. The top-tier designers are enjoying a healthy period in terms of production and … [more]

Home truths

Brokers at both ends of the pricing spectrum are getting creative in their efforts to sustain high deal volumes

The residential market in L.A. is as hot as ever as demand for homes at several price points largely outweighs the inventory available. Prices are up, and homes are moving … [more]

DTLA retail goes top shelf

But with loads of inventory in the pipeline, the area has a ways to go

Some of Los Angeles’ most desirable brands have snapped up leases in Downtown L.A. in recent months, but there’s still a long way to go before the area will rival … [more]

The art of landing
an office tenant

As rents rise, top leasing brokers dish on what tenants want, where the market’s going and how far they’ve gone to close the deal

Leasing brokers are facing pressure from all sides in L.A.’s office market. With abundant inventory available — and more coming online soon — many prospective … [more]

SoCal’s building blues

Low supply across the counties outside LA has driven prices upward as the struggle to bring more housing online continues

San Diego County For would-be homebuyers, it was quite a bit more challenging to find a potential residence in San Diego in 2017 than it had been the year prior. … [more]

A slew of 8-figure luxury sales have Newport Beach sellers salivating

Luxury homes are hot in the ritzy Orange County enclave, but experts urge sellers to exercise caution

The recent $40 million sale of 1 Pelican Hill Road North, in Newport Coast, had a somewhat polarizing effect on the outlook for residential real estate in the prestigious enclave. … [more]

The Closing: Jay Luchs

Jay Luchs is a powerhouse vice chairman at Newmark Knight Frank known around the Los Angeles Westside and well beyond for his signature marketing efforts (notably, his eponymous signs) and … [more]

Editor's note: #YouToo?

Ever since Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s alleged predatory behavior came to light in the fall, women — and men — in every industry have been reckoning with the ways in … [more]